July 28, 2005
IOWA CITY, IA – University of Iowa Men’s Track Coach Larry Wieczorek has announced the addition of 12 recruits to the Hawkeye program. Lee Elbert, John Hickey, Prince Riley, Dan Rolling, Blake Schlotzhauer and Brice Wilson have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa while Eric Brewster, Jordan Cullen, Ryan Kelly, Daniel Peoples, Alex Webster and Bobby Windauer have all committed to the Hawkeye track program for the 2005-06 season. They join David Chaplin and A.J. Curtis who signed with the team last fall.
Elbert, from Whittemore, IA, was a NJCAA all-American in the 60 meters at Iowa Central last season. He won the 2004 state 200-meter title for Bishop Garrigan High School. Hickey, from Piermont, NY, was ranked third in the nation in the shot put indoors and fourth during the outdoor season. The state shot put champion threw a personal-best 64-11 3/4, and also throws the discus and hammer. Riley, from Naperville, IL, was a two-time state 400-meter champion, running a personal-best 47.57 in that event. Rolling, a native of Milford, IA, won the 2005 state high jump title and has a personal-best 6-9 in that event. Schlotzhauer, from Davenport, IA, was a seven-time conference and district distance champion in track and three-time conference and district champion in cross country. He placed second in the 3,200 meters at the state track meet for Central High School and third at the state cross country meet his senior year. Wilson, a Wichita, KS, native, won the 2004 state 110-meter hurdles title and boasts a personal-best 14.10 in that event.
Brewster, from Port Washington, WI, was a two-time conference and regional discus champion at Port Washington High School, placing third at the state meet twice. His best mark in that event is 176-4. Kelly, from Van Horne, IA, was a two-time conference high jump champion, placing third in that event at the state meet for Benton Community High School as a senior. Peoples, a native of Bouton, IA, won the state 800-meter title for Woodward-Granger High School his junior year, and was a six-time conference champion. Webster, from Delafield, WI, was the 2004 conference cross country champion and state runner-up for Catholic Memorial High School. He also placed third in the 1,600 meters at the 2005 state track meet after winning the conference 3,200 meters. Windauer, from Iowa City, IA, placed fifth in the pentathlon for West High School at the 2005 state meet. His father, Bill, played football for the Hawkeyes from 1969-72.
Chaplin, from Stone Mountain, GA, was a five-time state champion in the sprint events and relays for Redan High School. His best marks are 10.42 in the 100 meters and 21.25 in the 200. Curtis, from Brodhead, WI, won the shot put at the state meet as a senior and the discus as a junior.
“We are really excited about this year’s recruiting class,” said Wieczorek. “They are a large group of talented student-athletes who will help us out in virtually all areas of our program.”